Mr. Stephen G. Fridakis is the Chief Information Security Officer of HBO, located in New York. He has responsibility for the management of IT Security, establishment of policy and oversight of networks and applications. Prior to HBO he was the CISO of the United Nations UNDP, and FAO serving in NY and Italy. His long experience in IT security includes positions at VeriSign, Oracle, Netscape, and DHL. He holds post graduate degrees in Business Administration, and Computer Science, and multiple certifications in IT Security Management and Disaster Recovery. He has served in the USNR and is the holder of multiple patents in IT Security technologies. He lives in Westchester, NY with his family.